Author: Michael Brown
Using the Model View View-Model (MVVM) pattern, .NET developers can create more robust and powerful Silverlight and WPF applications, get to market more rapidly, and simplify both maintenance and upgrades. In MVVM Unleashed, two-time Microsoft MVP Mike Brown demonstrates how to use MVVM to overcome many of the most difficult challenges traditionally associated with Silverlight and WPF development. Brown presents realistic code samples illuminating each "pain point" and showing how MVVM and its supporting patterns can be used to address them. This book goes far beyond theory, presenting useful advice and code derived from the author's four years' experience building production WPF and Silverlight applications. Brown shows how to leverage MVVM's potential benefits for maintainability, testability, "blendability," and portability. In addition, he thoroughly covers closely-related "supporting patterns" for efficiently structuring applications - including patterns that have evolved from the practice of minimizing code-behind. MVVM Unleashed will be valuable to every Silverlight and WPF developer, including the growing number of developers now building Windows Phone 7 apps.
Author: Sebastian Kneipp
Publisher: London : H. Grevel
A Struggle for Rome
Author: Felix Dahn, Lily Wolffsohn
A Struggle for Rome is an historical novel written by Felix Dahn under the original title Ein Kampf um Rom in German, published in 1876. The plot is both colourful and rich of intrigue. The novel focuses on the actual struggle for control over Ancient Rome and specifically on the acts of heroism and heroic deaths therein. This book was quickly considered a novel for boys in the German Empire newly founded in 1871 and it was continuously handed over from the previous generation of adolescents to the next until the 1940s.The story recounts the struggle of the Ostrogoth state in Italy with the Eastern Roman Empire and describes their doom. The main motif of the book is stated in the poem at its end: Make way, you people, for our stride. We are the last of the Goths. We do not carry a crown with us, We carry but a corpse. [ ... ]. This corpse belongs to their late and last king Teia (Teja) who, in the complete story, symbolises the tragedy of his people''s downfall from the moment of the death of Theodoric the Great. This book was interpreted as a criticism on decadence during the reign of German emperor William II and it was interpreted as a prediction for the fall of the German Empire after World War I (in retrospect).Theodoric the Great is succeeded by his infant grandson Athalaric, supervised by his mother, Amalasuntha, as regent. The lack of a strong heir caused the network of alliances that surrounded the Ostrogothic state to disintegrate. The Visigothic kingdom regained its autonomy under Amalaric and the relations with the Vandals turned increasingly hostile. The Franks embarked again on expansion, subduing the Thuringians and the Burgundians and almost evicting the Visigoths from their last holdings in southern Gaul.............Julius Sophus Felix Dahn was born in Hamburg as the oldest son of Friedrich (1811-1889) and Constanze Dahn who were notable actors at the city''s theater. The family had both German and French roots. Dahn began his studies in law and philosophy in Munich, where he had moved with his parents in 1834, and then graduated as Doctor of Laws in Berlin. After his habilitation treatise, Dahn became lecturer of German Law in Munich in 1857. In 1863 he became senior lecturer/associate professor in W�rzburg, received a professorship in K�nigsberg (in 1872, and in 1888 he relocated to University of Breslau, again as a full professor, and was elected rector of the university in 1895. He belonged to as honorary member to association "Germania," a nationalistic and anti-Semitic organization, and was one of the leaders of the far right of Alldeutscher Verband Dahn was also honorary doctor in Medicine and in Philosophy. A month before his 78th birthday, Dahn died in Breslau. He was married to Therese von Droste-H�lshoff (1845-1929).Dahn was a trained historian and - prior to the novel - had published a first scientific monography about Procopius of Caesarea (in 1865), the main source of the Gothic War (535-552), describing the history of Theoderic''s realm and people and their future fates. Dahn incorporated many historical details into the story. However, he was also able to create new characters if he felt the need for them, e.g. Cethegus.Dahn''s writings were extremely influential in forming the conception of the European history unfolding during the first millennium CE which dominated German-speaking countries during the late 19th and early 20th century. His multi-volume Prehistory of the Germanic and Roman Peoples, a chronology of the European V�lkerwanderung (Migration Period) that first appeared in print in 1883, was so definitive that abbreviated versions were reprinted until the late 1970s. His works contributed to the foundation of National Socialism in Germany, while his book Ein Kampf um Rom encouraged a "v�lkisch avant-garde" who feared the supposed danger of ethnic mixing. Besides his historical works he also published nationalist poems in which he compared Poles to animals like wolves.
Author: Val Garland, Karl Plewka
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Val Garland, the fashion industry's leading makeup artist and the current L'Oréal Paris Global Makeup Director, explores her career highlights and the inspiration behind her most memorable work. She talks for the first time about working with cultural icons including Kate Moss, Edward Enninful, Nick Knight, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, and more. Structured around key themes from Val's work, from raw to color chaos, sexy to savage, the book is packed with campaign and catwalk photography, magazine covers, and backstage pictures as well as anecdotes and quotes from leading industry figures. Validated is a must-have for fashion lovers, industry professionals, makeup artists, and followers of Val Garland.
Author: Gabriela Nedoma
The skin loves green Green Cosmetics are biological alternatives to deodorants containing aluminum, skin creams containing polyethylene glycol, and products tested on animals. Shampoos grow on trees; meadow flowers give us toothpaste, and sunscreen sprouts in the garden. Everything is 100 percent natural, conjured up quickly and so pure it can be tasted. It's a healthy makeover from nature - like biting into a fresh apple! Cosmetics from nature " 130 complete recipes; many vegan " creams, ointments, skin smoothies, deodorants, shampoos, dental care, depilation, sun protection, baby care, and much more " suitable for all skin types and for all the family " readily available food-quality ingredients " quick and easy to prepare in the kitchen " step-by-step instructions
Author: Peter Altenberg
Publisher: Tredition Classics
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten
Author: Ron Larson, Bruce Edwards
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The Larson CALCULUS program has a long history of innovation in the calculus market. It has been widely praised by a generation of students and professors for its solid and effective pedagogy that addresses the needs of a broad range of teaching and learning styles and environments. Each title is just one component in a comprehensive calculus course program that carefully integrates and coordinates print, media, and technology products for successful teaching and learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Chris Pavone
Publisher: Broadway Books
A pulse-racing international thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is? Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices—and dark secrets—take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he’s drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications—and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all. It’s 3:00am. Your husband has just become a spy.
Author: Mikael Lindnord
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
The epic true story of one man, a dog, and how they found each other As seen on an ESPN SC Featured documentary When you're racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon. When the team left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him—and soon Mikael realized that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together toward the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save the dog, now named Arthur, and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took. In compelling prose, illustrated with candid photographs, Arthur provides a testament to the amazing bond between dogs and people.
Daisy in Chains
Author: Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
He’s a serial killer. A murderer of young women, all killed in brutal attacks. But despite Hamish Wolfe’s conviction, he’s always stuck to his story—he’s innocent and he’s been wrongly imprisoned. And now he wants someone to investigate and, more importantly, to write his story. Maggie Rose is a notorious defense attorney and writer whose specialty is getting convictions overturned. At first, Maggie is reluctant to even acknowledge Hamish’s requests to meet, ignoring his letters. But this is a very charismatic and persuasive man, good-looking and intelligent. Eventually even she can’t resist his lure...
Maria Treben's Cures
Author: Maria Treben
Publisher: Ennsthaler Gesellschaft M B H & Company
Many letters of thanks and accounts of cures reached Maria Treben from people having recovered their health through the use of medicinal herbs through the herbal "Health through God's Pharmacy". It is encouraging to read which more or less spectacular cures have been achieved through the use of medicinal herbs and the will to recover one's health. People having recovered from even serious illness write to Maria Treben from all social classes and all religions.
The Reef Aquarium
Author: Philip Hunt
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Explains how to set up and maintain a reef aquarium in order to create the most natural ecosystem for your fish.
Wiggling Worms at Work
Author: Wendy Pfeffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
Crawling through the dirt, worms are hard at work, helping plants to grow. Worms help the fruit and vegetables we eat by loosening the soil and feeding the plants. Read and find out about these wiggling wonders!